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12th December 2018 
Background #01

Background

I have extensive experience of working in the public sector, voluntary sector as well as in private practice and for Employee Assistance Services (EAPs). I have provided clinical supervision to diverse groups including volunteers at a mental health drop in, nursing staff, a women’s aid organisation, a young people’s counselling project, an NHS sexual health department and trainees working at a mental health advocacy project. I currently provide group supervision for Brook London and individual supervision for Health Advisers in the NHS.

Having worked in an inner city NHS clinic for 12 years, I have had exposure to a diverse client group in terms of culture, disability, economic backgrounds, religion, race and sexual orientation. I am strongly committed to working with difference and with respect for the issues that lie therein. I have also worked extensively over many years in private practice with a range of clients.

I hold a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision. My general approach is Integrative, which recognises that there are significant similarities between different ways of working, and there will be times when one orientation is more useful than others. My special interest is in Transpersonal Psychotherapy; in particular Process Orientated Psychology (Process Work).

I have had a lot of experience of working with teenagers and young people, setting up services within the NHS aimed at this age group. I am currently an active member of a team which works in Inner London Secondary Schools.

As well as working with groups and individuals who are well established in the counselling field, I have supervised multidisciplinary groups of volunteer counsellors and complementary therapists.

I have run trainings and workshops which focused on expression and movement, and have had extensive experience in Gabrielle Roth’s Five Rhythms. I featured in national newspapers and on radio exploring the experience of the dance scene.